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Trump admin formally approves fighter jet sale to Taiwan amid China trade fight

Trump admin formally approves fighter jet sale to Taiwan amid China trade fight

The Trump administration has formally approved a major $8 billion arms sale to Taiwan involving 66 new F-16C/D fighter jets, the State Department announced Tuesday, a move that comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing over a range of issues, including trade and Hong Kong. Administration officials and others familiar with the matter had…MORE

Texas working to recover from ransomware attack on 22 government targets

Texas working to recover from ransomware attack on 22 government targets

At least 22 cities and local governments in Texas are working to recover from a seemingly coordinated ransomware attack on their computer networks. “Evidence continues to point to a single threat actor,” Elliott Sprehe of the Texas Department of Information Resources, which is coordinating the state’s response to the attack, said in a statement Tuesday.…MORE

Netflix could face trouble ahead. Here’s why

Netflix could face trouble ahead. Here’s why

“13 Reasons Why” returns to Netflix this weekend for its third season, a show whose premise — originally built around the mystery surrounding a teen suicide — really should have wrapped up after one. In a way, the streaming service’s decision to hang onto that series, even as it irritates some subscribers by shedding others,…MORE

Life may have existed on warm, rainy, ancient Mars before winter came

Life may have existed on warm, rainy, ancient Mars before winter came

Although Mars seems cold and inhospitable today, it was a different story 3 billion to 4 billion years ago. A new study suggests that the Red Planet was once warm enough to host pouring rainstorms and flowing water, which would have created an environment that could support simple life. The knowledge of water on ancient…MORE

Trump mocks Tlaib’s tears, says she ‘grandstanded’ over grandmother visit

Trump mocks Tlaib’s tears, says she ‘grandstanded’ over grandmother visit

President Donald Trump on Tuesday mocked Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s grief over her decision not to visit her grandmother in the West Bank after initially being barred by Israel, claiming the Democratic congresswoman “grandstanded” when she shed tears Monday. Tlaib got tearful as she spoke about visits she had made as a young girl to visit…MORE

Colin Kaepernick reveals what led him to risk his career kneeling for social justice

Colin Kaepernick reveals what led him to risk his career kneeling for social justice

It was ultimately a means of taking on police brutality and systemic racial injustice, but former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick says his decision to kneel in protest during the pregame National Anthem began with one man. Mario Woods. “The discussion happened shortly after the execution of Mario Woods,” Kaepernick told Paper magazine, a publication focusing…MORE

Ronda Rousey nearly severed her finger shooting ‘9-1-1’

Ronda Rousey nearly severed her finger shooting ‘9-1-1’

Ronda Rousey nearly severed a finger in a freak on-set accident, she revealed on Tuesday. The actress, WWE star and former MMA fighter was filming the third season of the FOX drama “9-1-1” when she slammed her hand in a door. She initially thought she “jammed her fingers” and finished the take, Rousey wrote, before…MORE

Trump: Afghanistan is the ‘Harvard University of terrorism’

Trump: Afghanistan is the ‘Harvard University of terrorism’

President Donald Trump continued to say Tuesday that the US is talking to the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban and he is “looking at different things” in the region. Speaking at the White House, Trump lamented that US involvement in the country for 18 years, which he described as more of a “police force,”…MORE